Introduction to Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey is the newest luxury train of India. The 21-coach luxury train comes equipped with all the facilities of a five-star hotel, and covers the most popular and charming tourist destinations of Maharashtra and Goa. The train has an air-conditioned suite car (coach), 11 air-conditioned cabin cars, a conference car, two restaurant cars with bar attached, and a health car with a gym, beauty salon and yoga centre. There is also space for Ayurvedic treatment and massage. Facilities and services available in this luxury train allow passengers to mix business with pleasure. The Deccan Odyssey takes you on an unforgettable tour, which covers land of legendry and mighty Marathas, the architectural beauty of Ajanta and Ellora, serene beaches, magnificent forts and palaces, the scintillating cities of Mumbai and Pune and many other exotic and beautiful tourist destinations in western India. Board the Deccan Odyssey luxury train adorned with all the modern luxuries and for an unforgettable tour. The experience of this luxury train is not to be found on any other train of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. Since its launch, the Deccan Odyssey tariff has been amazing Find here the Deccan Odyssey cost and details for the Deccan Odyssey booking. Enjoy the Deccan Odyssey tour NOW!

Dates of Operation

  • Month
  • Days/Boarding Time
  • Dates of Operation
  • December 2012
  • Wednesday / 1500 hrs
  • 12,19,26
  • January 2013
  • Wednesday / 1500 hrs
  • 02,09,16
  • April 2013
  • Wednesday / 1500 hrs
  • 17

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive : Mumbai
Boarding Time : 1500
Arrival Time :1500
Departure Time :1640

You start your memorable journey on the Deccan Odyssey at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai in the evening at 16.40 hrs. You are served with tea and Dinner on board.
Day 2
Arrive : Sindhudurg and Tarkarli
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0730
Departure Time :2000

Detrain for Malvan Jetty by A/c.Coach 08.00 hrs. On way walk through Local market known as \"Katta\" Visit Sindhudurg Fort by boat 09.30 hrs. Return to depart for the Tarkarli Resort 11.30 hrs. Arrive at Tarkarli Beach Resort 12.00 hrs. Lunch & Leisure time up to 15.30 hrs. Depart for Dhamapur village by A/c coach On way visit to Cashew factory. 15.45 hrs. Arrive at Dhamapur Village. 16.45 hrs. Visit to Ancient Temple of Goddess Bhagawati and Sateri Devi and Dhamapur lake. 16.45 hrs. to 17.30 hrs.
Day 3
Arrive : Goa
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0730
Departure Time :2045

Morning arrival at Karmali - Goa. The most frequented tourist spots in India.Board the bus to reach Old Goa to witness,the ruins of St. Augustine Church once largest cathedral in Goa. Basilica of Bom Jesus, this is 16th Century Church, the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is enshrined here. Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assissi that began as a mosque but now is an archaeological museum for Goan antiques. Walk through Fontanhas, the Latin quarters at Panjim. Departure to Verna Railway Station for typical Goan lunch on board the train. Free time onboard. Evening depart by bus to beach hotel and enjoy Goan culture and traditional meals. Board the train from Madgaon railway station.
Day 4
Arrive : Kolhapur
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0730
Departure Time :2145

Morning - Arrival at Kolhapur City, known as Karveer or Dakshin Kashi of Maharashtra. Situated on the banks of river Panchaganga. Board the bus to visit; New Palace, a royal palace partly converted into museum, The museum houses rare paintings and artifacts used by the royal family. Royal weapons and a tableau depicting court life of the last century create an aristocratic ambience. Next visit to Bhawani Mandap (The Town Hall). Aantiques found during the excavations at Brahmagiri, old sculptures, filigree work in sandal wood and ivory, old coins and paintings of master artists of the region are all displayed here. Then move on to see an exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Temple, a temple of goddess Ambabai visited by millions of pilgrims. From temple proceed to Shalini Palace built of intricately carved black stone & Italian Marble stands on the west side of lake Rankala, Witness traditional Martial Art locally known as \\\"Mardani Khel\\\" at Palace and cultural programme. Kolhapur is well known for its textiles and cottons, in particular Kolhapuri saris. But it is of course most famous for its jewellery and leather sandals and Kolhapuri chappals. The selected and famous items would be displayed in the stalls at the Palace so one can leisurely do shopping. At noon board the train at Kolhapur station. Lunch and Leisure time onboard. Dinner onboard.
Day 5
Arrive : Aurangabad
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0645
Departure Time :1800

Morning Arrival at Daulatabad station.Proceed by road to visit;Majestic fort Daulatabad. Rising dramatically over 600 ft above the Deccan plain is the arresting sight of Daulatabad. Once known as Devgiri, this fort served as the head quarters of the powerful Yadava rulers. In the 13th century, Mohammed bin Tughlak, the Sultan of Delhi, made it his capital and renamed it Daulatabad, or City of Fortune. Next stop is Ellora caves, a World Heritage site, having 34 cave temples dedicated to three different religion- Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism. The cave temples and monasteries at Ellora, excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment, are 26 km north of Aurangabad. Extending in a linear arrangement, the 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jain temples. Spanning a period of about 600 years between the 5th and 11th century AD, the earliest excavation here is of the Dhumar Lena (Cave 29).The most imposing excavation is, without doubt, that of the magnificent Kailasa Temple (Cave 16) which is the largest monolithic structure in the world. Lunch & free time. After lunch move on to see; Bibi-ka-Maqbara, a replica of Taj Mahal is a grand piece of Moghul architecture. Free time for shopping Paithani, Himroo, Bidriwork from showrooms for a perfect memorabilia. Evening board the train from Aurangabad railway station. Dinner onboard.
Day 6
Arrive : Bhusawal
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0700
Departure Time :1930

In the morning and board a bus to proceed to visit renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta, a World Heritage Site. Here you can see some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the period ranging from 2nd century BC to 7th century AD. Then you board the train at Bhusawal railway station and proceed to Nashik. At Nashik you visit Panchawati Ghat and Sula Winery Yard. Late in the night you board the train at Nashik railway station.
Day 7
Arrive : Ajanta & Nashik
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0700
Departure Time :2230

Morning - Arrival at Bhusawal railway station. Board the bus to reach Ajanta Caves. Renowned Buddhist caves of Ajanta are World Heritage Site. Witness some of the finest paintings and sculptures of the second century AD. \'Bodhisattva Padmapani\', \'Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara\', The Birth of the Buddha\' & \'Thousand Buddha\'s are a few amongst the many fine murals & sculptures. At noon board train at Jalgaon railway station. Proceed to Nashik. Lunch on-board. Leisure Time onboard till evening.Alight at Nashik Road railway station to board the bus for departure to Panchawati Ghat a holy place known for Kumbh Mela. Next, visit to Kala Ram Temple built in 1794. Evening board the train at Deolali railway station. Farewell dinner on-board.
Day 8
Arrive : Mumbai
Boarding Time :
Arrival Time :0700 -0815
Departure Time :

You have your breakfast on board and reach Mumbai in the morning. Here your journey of lifetime comes to its conclusion

Duration

7 Nights & 8 Days

Starting Price ($ 3387)

Per Person on Twin Sharing Occupancy

Destinations Covered:

Mumbai - Sindhudurg and Tarkarli - Goa - Kolhapur - Aurangabad - Bhusawal - Ajanta & Nashik - Mumbai - Mumbai

Tour Highlights

Aurangabad

Daulatabad Fortand Ellora Caves

Ajanta & Nashik

Ajanta Caves ,Panchwati Ghats and ancient Temples

Sindhudurg Fort and Tarkarli

Sindhudurg Fort,

Goa

St.Augustine Church,Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Cathedral Church, St.Francis of Assissi a Museum of Goan antiques,Mhalsa and Mangeshi a Hindu Temples.

Kolhapur

Museum, Bhavani Mandap Mahalaxmi Temple and Shalini Palace

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